BySarah Gibson, writer at Creators.co
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If one person's opinion about 's Man of Steel matters above all others, it'd be Mark Waid's. The guy responsible for the Superman: Birthright maxi-series is both more passionate and more knowledgeable about Superman than most, and - while he didn't hate Man of Steel - he wasn't exactly pleased with Snyder's vision.

In a recent interview with VFK's editor Ed Gross, Waid discusses his disappointment over 'that ending', in which 's Supes met with 's Zod in a less-than-romantic encounter:

I was broken hearted, I was disappointed, I was gutted by that one scene as much as anything else or certainly the last third of the movie, but I also liked a lot of things about it. I even kind of understand why they went that way, so this isn't, "It's not my Superman," or "Why can't it be like the '50s when I was growing up?" It's not that at all. It's more the idea of, man, there's just no heart or charm, especially in that last third of the movie. It's just destruction porn.

It would be great to see this action addressed in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and it's emotional and moral impact on Supes as part of the much-needed development of the character. However, "destruction porn" is what Man of Steel is....mostly. I like it enough, but that's where it ends. You know, kinda like Transformers; very cool, shallow and fairly profitable.

Do you agree with Waid about Man of Steel's ending, or is he way off the mark?

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